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#11 (permalink)      2/4/2022 9:25:41 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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TY4LOL wrote:

.....sharpen the tip alone like you do with your tanto...







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Not perfect, but satisfyingly close.


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+1 for parallel (or as I'm calling it now, stabby) sharpening. Smooth as butter all day.

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This is how I sharpen my tanto edges, I guess the same method can be successfully applied to standard round edge blades.

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TY4LOL wrote:

how ever you travel to the tip, stop sooner

SKU 9663028

can sharpen, reverse or replace tip/edge



These are great. No sense dulling your knife on opening packages and breaking down boxes when you can get something like this. I have that one (different brand) and the Gerber EAB.


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I use the Lansky Deluxe Diamond Sharpening System and a leather strop. The jig helps prevent mistakes such as rounding off the point. You can often find them on sale and they work well; mine has been going strong for almost a decade. It's not the most high end sharpening system out there but it achieves a near perfect mirror finish on the edge.



Same here, it works quite well. Finish it off on a leather strop paddle with green honing compound to knock the burr off.

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I've been waiting for this thread to resurrect for a while. When it opened I did some research and finally came upon the "God" of sharpening. He is all about contemporary knives of all price points, sharpening systems, (he uses Work Sharp), and how to use them properly.
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javyn wrote:

TY4LOL wrote:
No sense dulling your knife on opening packages and breaking down boxes when you can get something like this. I have that one (different brand) and the Gerber EAB.



Quite a few reasons I bought this knife specifically for work, biggest reason was the expense of blades. Between chipping and quick dulling, I'd go though 4 blades average a week, which adds up shortly. It gets used for more than just cutting boxes, a sturdy blade is a must.




Edit: a quick shoot at rough math, if blades average 35¢, 8 months and this knife paid for itself along with the sharpening rod.


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List of use, include but not limited to:

•tape cutter
•box cutter
•strap cutter (always snaps replaceable blades)
•cardboard slicer (watermelon bins are 2" thick")
•Hammer ("glass breaker" used to whack nails and other metal objects)
•Shovel (dig holes in dirt and occasion clean out of cement channels)
•Prybar (open stuck doors and pry shit out of our equipment wheels)
•hole puncher (stab "X" Into hanging bags, and occasional metal cans)
•screwdriver (rarely)
•scraper (remove gum and other stuck shit on shelves)




And probably more if I can remember. A replacement blade knife would not be able to complete most of those tasks. I prefer 1 "tool" with multiple uses vs. multiple tools with 1 use. Less weight and items to search through my pockets.

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vape8ion wrote:

I've been waiting for this thread to resurrect for a while. When it opened I did some research and finally came upon the "God" of sharpening. He is all about contemporary knives of all price points, sharpening systems, (he uses Work Sharp), and how to use them properly.




Could of resurrected it yourself ;P

I remember seeing some of his videos way back.






That "Damascus" blank is still in cart, I found cheaper slabs elsewhere but with reviews leaving caution to never heat it lmao. Later in the year, IL end up grabbing one and fucking around with it. Il try to document what work was done.

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Skeeeets wrote:

List of use, include but not limited to:

•tape cutter
•box cutter
•strap cutter (always snaps replaceable blades)
•cardboard slicer (watermelon bins are 2" thick")
•Hammer ("glass breaker" used to whack nails and other metal objects)
•Shovel (dig holes in dirt and occasion clean out of cement channels)
•Prybar (open stuck doors and pry shit out of our equipment wheels)
•hole puncher (stab "X" Into hanging bags, and occasional metal cans)
•screwdriver (rarely)
•scraper (remove gum and other stuck shit on shelves)




And probably more if I can remember. A replacement blade knife would not be able to complete most of those tasks. I prefer 1 "tool" with multiple uses vs. multiple tools with 1 use. Less weight and items to search through my pockets.



Makes sense. I'm in an office so opening boxes is probably the toughest task I'd need a blade for, so the replaceable utility ones work for me.

I work at an IP firm and most of the attorneys here are techies and engineers so, when I need an actual tool for something, I just pillage the tool boxes they all have in their offices.

The wide variety of tools they have can sometimes lead to hilarity. Like, oh, so and so has a nice security screwdriver set. Let me go sabotage all the stall doors in the men's restroom and see what happens.


Edited on 4/15/2022 at 1:33 PM
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Those random box items are always questionable... Not sure why ours here has key cutters and a hacksaw.
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